Mermaid Fun

Seriously, how could summer be almost over? I want more pool days and sunny rays over here. This Mermaid card reminds me of all those summer vibes and that’s why I wanted to share it today.

This mermaid card is actually a Book Binding Card! Have you seen that before? Using your Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer, Cut a Cardstock base to 11″ x 4 1/4″ and score at 4 1/4″ and at 5 1/2″. Fold the card in half then fold the front flap back again. Use some Stampin’ Seal+ to seal the card shut in the 1 1/4″ space by the main fold, and you have a book binding card! Decorate as desired.

Of course you need the adorable Pirates & Mermaids Stamp Set to make the adorable mermaid card. My friend Christine made this card, and she colored the mermaid with a few Stampin’ Blends markers and then used the Wink of Stella Glitter Pen on top. There are a few different dies used to complete the look!

I hope you all get at least one more trip to the pool/beach/ocean before mermaid season ends! Then, we can at least stamp pretty mermaids! Hope you enjoyed learning how to make a Book Binding card!

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Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
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A STAMP SET A DAY IN MAY: DAY 7: ANIMAL OUTING

In May, I am featuring my favorite retiring stamp sets all month.

~You must get these now before they retire forever~

Don’t be one of the people who calls me in June and says “I’m so sad I didn’t get this set!”To place your order, click here and make sure you USE the host code for my MAY online party: 33V99FWB Using the host code earns you extra free happy mail gifts for each order!

For day seven, my Instagram followers wanted to see Animal Outing! This is a really fun set to work with. I own it, and I have enjoyed stamping and using the Stampin’ Blends Markers with it. The animal images are quick to color and the sentiments look really nice with it. I love a good mixed font. 🙂

The dies are nice, because they will cut out your stamped images, but also include some fun leaf and “giraffe spot” designs, too. Best of all, they are on a sweet deal! Grab them both while you can, they are retiring soon!

item #151281 Animal Outing Stamp Set $21

item #146823 Animal Friends Dies $20.30



Brandi Barnard
Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite
Call/Text: 435-757-6769
Stampin’ Studio:
192 South 750 West
Lindon, UT 84042
Shop with me anytime: brandi.stampinup.net
   

Look who has started a blog!

Well, well! Look who has started a blog. MEEEE! I am pretty excited. And nervous. But I decided to just go for it! I have mastered my own way of being creative after 15 years of being a demonstrator, and I am excited to share it.

So, here goes. . . my first card in my first blog post.

I made this for a recent swap with my Stampin’ Up! Advisory Board sisters. They are the best stampers in the world, so the pressure was on! Here is my usual creative process:

Step 1: Stamps. I pull out one or two sets that are options for the project I’m working on. In this case, I knew I wanted to use my NEW FAVORITE stamp set, Lemon Zest.

Step 2: Layout. I usually pick a layout to copy. I had saved this layout from my friend Louise. She is a fellow demo and an Artisan Design Team member from Australia. This card was featured on the Stampin’ Up! Facebook page a few weeks ago. Be sure to check them out and follow!

Step 3: Colors. I look for color combos everywhere. This time I picked the new Stampin’ Up! Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. The colors are: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Powder Pink, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Tranquil Tide and Whisper White. I pulled out pieces of each of those colors of cardstock and laid them out on my table.

Step 4: Start playing! I didn’t end up using all the colors I pulled out (there were a ton!) and I didn’t use the designer paper I was thinking, either. I ended up pulling out the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper which had a simple Pear Pizzazz pattern I was looking for. I loved combining that color with the new Tranquil Tide! I would have never thought of that without the color combo inspiration.

Gotta love a good craftermath!

I also used the Classic Ink embossing technique on my orange slice. I’ll post a video tomorrow to show you how I did it!

Happy Stampin’!



Brandi Barnard

Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator/Gold Elite

Call/Text: 435-757-6769

Stampin’ Studio:

192 South 750 West

Lindon, UT 84042

Shop with me anytime: brandi.stampinup.net